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Look!- New Sprawling Dream Retreat on Magician Lake - Look!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Magnificent 3 story custom built home that has 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14

Enjoy this relaxing year-round retreat set on a large, wooded lot on beautiful Magician Lake. Large windows overlooking the lake provides gorgeous views from every room. Stone floor to ceiling fireplace accentuates two story great room with wet bar area and grand piano. Large breezy deck is shaded by towering oaks adjacent to the great room. It provides a generous space for large family gatherings with a high boy table and chairs for 8 and a large Genesis 5 Weber gas grille. Steps from the deck lead down to a large lakefront lawn perfect for games and sunning.

The spacious modern kitchen overlooks the great room and lake. It has two large tables for family dinners. Covered rear deck off kitchen provides additional outdoor eating space, a quiet outdoor retreat, as well as a ideal play area. Stunning master suite has a king-size bed, heart shaped Jacuzzi tub, shower, fireplace and walk in closet. Giant sliding doors expound onto a deck that provides serenity, and an incredible view of our 3 islands and lake. There are four additional large, tastefully decorated bedrooms providing two queen-size beds, one set of double bunk beds, 1 set of twin bunks,a trundle bed and and a separate twin bed.

Swim, fish, and boat on sandy bottom 600 acre lake. Gradual depth makes swimming off dock ideal for children. Two marinas with boat rentals. Or rent my brand new Avalon Pontoon!

Would you like a quick weekend getaway from the metropolitan area? Then you can rent for a shorter week at a reduced rate of $2500 from sunday-thursday[Except mid-June thru Mid August] Just hop on 80-94 east and enjoy the new four lane expressway. It gives time to get ready, pack up, and enjoy the best part of the week on our lake. During the week it is peaceful and calm time. It's a great time to ejoy our canoe and paddle boat. You can also rent our brand new pontoon at any time that seats 12 passengers.

We will look forward to hearing from you!

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Alice Gately
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Alice Gately

Only owner. My husband and I had our home custom built,for family gatherings. Providing

Comfort and space. Great times on Magician Lake!

Alice Gately purchased this house in 1995

Why Alice Gately chose Dowagiac

My children are 4th generation on Magician Lake. We

wanted our children to enjoy the same wonderful experience we grew up with.

What makes this house unique

Designed for large families who want to spend Quality time together in a clean,spacious,beautiful environment!


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - located on main level off of the entry area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway bathroom adjacent to bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level bathroom next to bar
    Bathroom 4 Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , heart shaped jacuzzi
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 trundle bed,1twin bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 1 twin bunk bed set, 1 double bunk set
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The lake house was designed with huge living areas designed for large family reunions and 3 levels to offer privacy too.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Look!- New Sprawling Dream Retreat on Magician Lake - Look!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Oak Lawn

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this cottage. We had a great time! Perfect house for large families. Deck over looking the water is amazing! Would definitely stay there again. We had people of all ages with us and the house was perfect for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this property. People of various ages stayed at the house and it was perfect for everyone. The house was wonderful and everyone had a great time using the lake. Would highly recommend for a big group because the house can accommodate. It was a great week with lots of great memories made!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation house ever

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from Mikes Tree House after being there for a week with my 3 adult children and their families. The pictures of this rental are beautiful, but the house itself is actually more lovely. First place we stayed where we had room enough to eat together inside and outside - yet plenty of space for privacy. We ranged in ages from seniors to babies and everyone had a great time. From fishing off of the pier to campfires at night, this house offered everything a lake vacation should be. Alice was very responsive and helpful. She met us at the house when we checked in and answered all of our questions. It was a delightful experience to vacation at Mikes Tree House!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Weekend Getaway EVER!

  • 5 of 5

For the last two years my best friends, their husbands and I decided we would get together and find a house on a lake for a long weekend - KID FREE. Last year did not even hold a candle to this year's location. Not only was "Mike's Tree House" HUGE with large, spacious rooms...with more than enough space to fit our group, Magician Lake was GORGEOUS and so much fun. We rented paddle boards, grilled out on the awesome deck (a tree really goes right through it), and found neighbors that even took us out tubing and skiing. Anyone coming here is guaranteed an amazing time. The lake is so large, so if you're coming here to relax, you will get the quiet you are looking for. Words really can't express how much we all loved this place. Alice, the owner was also very easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Thanks so much!!! Can't wait to rent year after year!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a amazing place and beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

I live northwest suburb Chicago, so whenever I think about vacation, I always think about west coast or south florida, where most people want to spend their vacation (at least for people from midwest). Anyway, I had to find place nearby for numerious of family members for my dad's 70th B-Day. Then, I came across with Alice's house and since we couldn't go too far with big family members, I decided to stay within 2-3 hours range where nearby by lake michigan area. I truely didn't expect this much in midwest, since I live in midwest, but let me tell you, it changed everything since this short family vacation.

Met Alice on date we promided, house was fully ready and she spent enough time to explain about the house and function of the house as well. House was well maintained had everything more than I expected. And surrounding was really quiet and beautiful from start to finish.

First time in magician lake, but lake was quiet large and had clear water and warm enough to swim even though we had little bit chilly weather. Rest of story is blast, we all had good time, we rented the pontoon boat from Alice and half of the family spent in water all day.

House had really perfect back yard deck enough to accomodate all my family for BBQ with excellent grill on backyard.

All of cousins and family members thanked us for selecting such nice palce to spend time together and told us each other that we should gather more place like this nearyby Chicago.

I have no hesitate going back to same place, it was beautiful and what can I say, everything was there that I needed for my family.

Thanks Alice.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Amazing house and location!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this house numerous times and enjoy every visit. The house is huge and the location is perfect, right on the water. Big rooms, nice detail, and and amazing view. I cannot wait to go back this upcoming summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.75 Miles
1.75 hrs from Chicago Midway Dowagiac
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
B.T.'s Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
St. Joseph MI
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lake View Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Swiss Valley
Nearest Beach
Lakefront property.
Car: necessary

Our Lake is spring fed so it is clean and clear! It warms up

very quickly as the depth along shoreline is shallow.

Also we are close to Silver Beach in St.Joseph Mi. It has an indoor Carousel ride,water fountain that the kids can run thru,and park equipment on beach as well

as volleyball nets,showers,toilets,and food vendors. There is a children's museum,and many nice restaurants. We have Indian Lakes Golf Course,which has 2 18 hole courses and a great restaurant 'Timberline Inn',fine casual dining at very reasonable prices.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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